Evidence of ‘Onshoring’ – But Where Are the ‘Help Wanted’ Signs?

An increasing number of US manufacturing companies are moving their businesses back onshore. Although that item doesn’t top the recent fourth-quarter 2010 survey results from MFG.com, it’s one of the most significant. A full 25 percent of buyers from more than 800 companies in the automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial equipment, and consumer products industries say…

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Interlink Signs With Digi-Key

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and Camarillo, Calif. — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Interlink Electronics, today announced the companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Interlink Electronics products to customers worldwide. Products from…

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The Problem With Nokia

I was only half right. In a March 2009 article, I warned that {complink 3847|Nokia Corp.} was “vulnerable to a maturing mobile market” and that “rapid technological change is increasing the sophistication of consumers worldwide,” meaning Nokia needed to respond quickly to competition from high-end smartphone makers and low-end suppliers in China. As it turned…

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Creating Social Media Measurement Plans

I had two teachers I particularly liked in college. One was a financial accounting professor and the other a marketing professor. I remember learning to calculate return on investment (ROI) and how to compare potential projects to see which were worthy to pursue. The accounting professor taught me that an endeavor with a potentially poor…

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Dialog to Buy SiTel

KIRCHHEIM, Germany — Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB:DLG), a leading provider of highly integrated power management semiconductor solutions for portable devices including Smartphones and Tablet PCs, is pleased to announce that it has completed a transaction to acquire SiTel Semiconductor B.V. (‘SiTel’), a leader in short-range wireless, digital cordless and VoIP technology. Acquisition Highlights: • Adds…

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Littelfuse Ends Fiscal Year

CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) today reported sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year of 2010. Fourth Quarter Highlights • Sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $142.6 million, an 11% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2009. This was consistent with the most recent guidance of $138 to $145…

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Mouser Launches Vishay Chips

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Vishay Semiconductors. Vishay Semiconductors VT1080 and VT3080 Dual Trench MOS Barrier Schottky Rectifiers and VT2080 Trench MOS Barrier Schottky Rectifiers feature low forward voltage drop, low power losses,…

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CSR, TSMC Extend Collaboration

CAMBRIDGE, U.K., and HSINCHU, Taiwan — CSR plc. (LSE: CSR) and TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced they are collaborating on the adoption of TSMC’s leading edge 90-nm embedded flash process technology, IP and RF CMOS processes for CSR’s next-generation wireless products. The 90-nm embedded flash process technology and IP can deliver twice the…

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TriQuint Reports Q4

HILLSBORO, Ore. — TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announces its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010, including the following highlights: • Revenue for the quarter was $253.4 million, up 7% from Q3’10 and 31% from Q4’09 • Revenue for the year was a…

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